Soccer Star first appeared in 1952, under the title "Raich Carter's Soccer Star", no doubt to give the publication the same credability enjoyed by it's monthly rival carrying Charles Buchan's name.
With a good mix of news, features and results it had no serious competition until Goal and Shoot appeared in the late 1960's. However, the new publications with their greatly enhanced colour features instantly made Soccer Star look tired and dated, and the magazine ceased publication in June 1970.
Details of the front/back cover photographs where applicable (which alternate between team groups and four individual player portraits) are listed.
REMAINING MAGAZINES FROM 1960 ARE PRICED AT £2 EACH, WHILE ISSUES FROM 1961 ONWARDS ARE £1.50
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June 11 Burnley/Spartak Moscow June 18 Nice/Slovan Bratislava
June 25 Sporting Lisbon/Feyenoord
July 2 Glenavon/Royal Antwerp July 9 Rapid Vienna//Viking
July 30 Ajax/CSKA Sofia
Sep 10 Sheff Wed/Chesterfield
July 1 IFK Gothenburg/Sporting Lisbon July 15 Waterschei/Firoentina
Aug 5 Yugoslavia/Red Star Bratislava
Feb 3 Chelsea/John White, Jimmy Dickenson, Paddy Hasty, Jim Dugdale
Feb 10 Brighton/Trevor Smith, Andy Smillie, Graham Moore, John Angus.
Feb 17 Luton/Johnny Haynes, Jimmy Gabriel, Sandy Anderson, Jantzen Derrick.
Mar 3 Huddersfield/Jimmy Bloomfield, David Layne, Norman Green, Charlie Baker
Mar 17 Bolton/Des Palmer, George Whitelaw, Arthur Rowley, Derek Dougan.
Mar 24 Newport/Pat Stanley, Trevor Foster, Andy Nelson, Jack Henderson.
June 16 Mexico/Len Ashurst, George Thomson, Derek Pace, Dennis Edwards.
July 7 Italy/Bob Hill, Dick Beattie, Ron Harris, Bill Baxter.
July 14 Hungary/Albert Franks, Bob Laverick, Reg Matthewson, John Sewell
July 28 Uruguay/Brian Edwards, Terry McDonald, Fred Bunce, Len Weare
Aug 11 Russia/Bill Hoghton, Denis Atkins, Eddie Hopkinson, Hugh Neil.
Aug 25 Middlesbrough/Peter Johnson, Ron Crisp, Bob Evans, Jack Charlton.
Sep 8 Walsall/Bert Llewelyn, Malcolm Lucas, Hugh McIlmoyle, George Francis
Sep 22 Newcastle/Barrie Betts, John Goodchild, John Hawksby, Malcolm Scott.
Oct 6 Bury/Hugh Robertson, Roy Bailey, Brian Richardson, Alan Woan.
Oct 20 Blackpool/George McLeod, Lawrie Leslie, Brian Harris, George Herd.
Nov 3 Stoke/Ron Thompson, Calvin Palmer, Bill Brown, Roy Matthews
Nov 17 Swansea/Eric Brookes, Bob Wishart, Don Campbell, Vic Crowe.
Dec 8 Millwall/Tony Macedo, Albert Harley, Jim Walsh, Dai Ward.
Dec 14 Bolton/Fulham v. Chelsea.
Sep 25 Chelsea v. Sunderland/Stylo ad.
Oct 2 Orient v. Rotherham/Gerry Baker, Jeff Smith, Derek Dougan, Andy Hill
Oct 9 Coventry v. Northampton/Stylo ad.
Nov 13 Jimmy Greaves & George Eastham/Terry Hennessey, John Evans, Willie Irvine,
Nov 20 Everton v. Fulham/George Showell, Jack Parry, Peter Knight, Jim Humes
Dec 11 Newcastle v. Derby/Clive Clark, Phil Kelly, Trevor Meredith, John Rowland
Dec 18 Terry Neill & Denis Law/Vic Mobley, Tony Knapp, Terry Branston, George Hannah.
Apr 16 George Cohen/Frank Wignall, Terry Adlington, Willie Carlin, Derek Kevan.
May 7 Liverpool, Cup Winners/Andy McEvoy, Billy Gray, Andy Lochhead, Tommy Robson.
May 28 Jimmy Greaves & Bobby Moore/Eddie O'Hara, Jim McEwan, Mike Hellawell, Alan Spavin
July 2 Blackpool v. Stoke/Brian Usher, John Colquhoun, David Shawcross, Gordon Marsland.
July 9 Joe Baker & Graham Williams/Jack Bell, Alec Farrall, Ernie Phythian, Ken Morgans.
July 23 Martin Peters & Bobby Moore/Tom Singleton, Bill Hodgson, Ron Briggs,
July 30 Terry Paine & Josef Gelei/Brian Tawse, Warwick Rimmer, Bob Brown, John Price.
Aug 6 Stanley Matthews & Port Vale apprentices/David Raine, Ian Lawson, Allan Harris,
Aug 20 FC Austria v. Burnley/John Goodchild, Marttin Chivers, Eddie Holliday, Ron Yeats.
Mar 18 Grimsby/Tony Hateley, John Napier, Peter Hauser, Frank McLintock
June 24 Arsenal in Istanbul/Wilf Smith, Peter Rodrigues, Bob McNab, Peter Deakin
July 1 Sheff Wed v. Sheff Utd/Tom Robson, Gerry Byrne, John Docherty, Alec Dawson
Jan 6 Oxford/Terry Miles, Joe Pritchard, Albert Kinsey, Dave Harper.
Jan 13 Southend/Derek Dougan, Ian Moir, Jimmy Blain, Brian Lewis.
Jan 27 Millwall/Eddie Gray, Bob Graham, George Armstrong, Ray Bloomfield
Feb 3 Rotherham/Brian Miller, Walter Joyce, Jim Collins, John Vincent.
Feb 10 West Ham/Dave Lennard, Tony Allen, Alan Suddick, Steve Earle
Feb 24 Gillingham/Mike England, Hugh McIlmoyle, Ian St. John, Jim McCalliog.
Mar 3 Berwick/Jim Langley, Doug Fraser, Jeff Astle, Mark Lazarus.
Mar 10 Middlesbrough/Dave Walker, Alex Elder, Dennis Viollet, Lew Chatterley
Mar 17 Preston/Bruce Rioch, Terry Venables, Nick Atthey, Ernie Machin
Mar 24 Wolves/Ron Phillips, Ian Buxton, Alan Ross, Oliver Conmy.
Mar 31 BournemouthGerry Bridgewood, Bob McKinlay, Barry Lines, Neil Young.
Apr 7 Hartlepools/Bob Brown, Peter Garbutt, Dick Rooks, Cecil Irwin.
Apr 14 Exeter/Dennis Hollywood, Alan Ball, Gerry Young, Chris Rabjohn.
Apr 21 Watford/Reg Matthewson, Colin Harrington, Alec Briggs/John Sleeuwenhoek.
Apr 28 Darlington/Tony Book, Keith Peacock, Charlie Cooper, Ray Whittaker.
May 5 Torquay/Ron Davies, Geoff Gould, Bobby Willimason, Tony Read.
May 12 Sheff Wed/Bernard Shaw, Alan Skirton, Tony Millington, Mike Bernard.
June 23 John Barnwell & Jimmy Greaves/Bob Woodruff, Bill Williams, Richie Norman, Bob Wilson.
June 30 John Sewell & David Woodfield/Southport.
July 7 Peter Lorimer & Eddie McCreadie/Brian Taylor, Eric Skeels, Nobby Lawton, Colin Bell.
July 21 Ian Collard & Neil Martin/Ron Atkinson, Tony Godfrey, Joe Jacques, John Barton.
July 28 Mick Jones & Jon Sleeuwenhoek/Celtic
Aug 4 Stan Mortensen, Jimmy Armfield & Ray Charnley/John Quigley, Gordon Neilson,
John Mitten, Bob Baxter.
Sep 15 Ron Yeats/Soccer Films ad.
Sep 29 Steve Earle & John Charles/World Soccer ad.
Nov 10 George Eastham/Sheff Utd.
Jan 12 Jimmy Greenhoff, Mike O'Grady, Eddie Gray/World Soccer ad
May 17 (F) - Wembley '67/Tony Hateley
Nov 30 Alan Ball/Birmingham
Feb 7 Jeff Astle & Brian Labone/Scunthorpe (includes a young Joe Keegan !)
Feb 21 Eddie McCreadie & Alan Spavin/Bradford City
May 30 Keith Weller/John McGrath.
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